Mechanical Simulation Engineer (M/F)
Space Applications Services NV/SA

Mechanical Simulation Engineer (M/F)

  • Full time Position
  • Zaventem (Belgium)
  • Published on September 3 2021

About Us

Space Applications Services is a company at the forefront of space technology development and the provision of services for human spaceflight, exploration and earth observation missions. Headquartered in Belgium (Brussels Area), with a research office in the Netherlands and a subsidiary in the USA, the company provides solutions for both commercial and institutional customers. We work with clients such as the European Space Agency, the European Commission, governmental and national space agencies as well as the major space industries.

The company develops payloads, avionics, robotics technology, and products, and provides complete mission operations control centre solutions to EN9100 standards. The company also provides engineering, science and training services, including astronaut training. In our headquarters, we have a control centre room that operates commercial payloads on the International Space Station, and a laboratory comprising a cleanroom.


The successful candidate will be based in our main office at Sint-Stevens-Woluwe (Brussels Area).

The position is in the Systems Department, Robotics, Mechanisms and Structure (RMS) Team (comprised of 10 persons).

The candidate will mainly report to the RMS Team Lead.

The work assignation consists primarily in performing analysis and simulation tasks in support of mechanical design activities for challenging space projects developed in our Flight System Division and our Technology, Research, and Applications Division (Robotics Team and Future Projects and Exploration Team).

Tasks and Responsibilities

Preparing simulation models in collaboration with the design engineers

Performing mechanical simulations such as structural, thermal, and random vibration analyses

Supporting design engineers in the improvement of the conception (mass and/or mechanism optimisation) and material choice, based on the analysis results

Interacting with testing engineers for the correlation results and optimisation of the simulation models

Providing general simulation expertise for the Company activities, including calls of tender

Continuous improvement of the simulation tools and methodologies applied in the Company

 Generating the technical documentation required all along the process.

Skills and Experience

  • Mechanical Engineer degree (MSc or Ph.D.) with 3 to 5 years of professional experience in simulation
  • Experience with:
    • MSC One software tools suite and more specifically Adams, Apex and Nastran
    • CAD tools (e.g. Solidworks)
  • Excellent understanding of materials and thermal management, preferably for space products
  • Proficiency with technical documents production
  • Good knowledge in or of:
    • Mechanical and thermal conceptions
    • Space engineering life cycle
    • Qualification process and constraints (as well as relevant ESA ECSS standards)
  • Strength to cope with schedules and deadlines
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

What Do We Offer

  • Working within a growing company with Staff located in Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands
  • A professional working environment with motivated Engineers and Scientists coming from all different horizons and countries with a common passion for space
  • A full-time position with an indefinite contract of employment
  • A competitive remuneration package and good working conditions
  • An individualised training and development programmes.

How To Apply

Send your CV and Motivation Letter (both in English) via our website (, to the attention of
Mr. Michel Ilzkovitiz.

Applications received through the “Careers” page of our website are reviewed in priority.


The candidate shall be eligible to work in the European Union or in possession of a European Blue Card for two or more years.

We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.